Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 650

WBCC Newsmail 650 Volume 15, January 24, 2009

Composed with help from members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
and weekly published by: Martin Peeters,  Netherlands,
Focal Point of the WBCC

Past Newsmails can be found at

Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
Welcome into the World of Bi, Tri and Quad-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading
this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail.

1. The WBCC and WMF 2009 in Berlin (Part-2) Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

If you take a look at: you will find the WMF 2009 Floorplan.
The WBCC will attend the WMF with it's own Booth, number K-4 and it is located at the Entrance of the fair:
Maybe we can welcome you at our WBCC Booth.
If WBCC members come to Berlin to the WBCC Booth, they will receive a surprise. Please E-mail ( me if YOU come to WMF 2009 Berlin.
2. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Kevin Hatt (WBCC member #477), Canada
Age: 47
Profession: Retired
Hobby: Coin collecting mostly Bi- and Tri-metallic coins with transportation or animal themes
Goal: To have fun
How did I know about the WBCC: search engine
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro's from Gerhard Schoen, Germany
Here are the designs for the German Bi-metallic 2 Euro commemorative coins of the years 2010, 2011 and 2012
2010 Bremen
2011 Nordrhein-Westfalen
2012 Bayern
4. Bi-metallic 10 Roubles 2010 from Michael Ayrapetov, USA
 <>In Commmemorative coins issue Pan for 2010 of The Central Bank of Russian Federation I found 4 Bi-metallic coins 10 Roubles:
Series: "Ancient Towns of Russia":
51. Bryansk
52. Yuryevets.
Series: "The Russian Federation":
53. The Perm Krai
5. Bi-metallic 5000 Dram from Tolga Taner (viaRod Sell), Turkey
This silver-gold commemorative coin with nominal value Dram 5000, issued by the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia is dedicated to the 15 th anniversary of introducing national currency in Armenia. Armenian national currency (Dram) was put into circulation on 22 November, 1993 based on Resolution N 15 of 19 November, 1993 of the Armenian State Commission on Regulation of Money Circulation. The logotype of the Central Bank of Armenia and the graphical symbol of Dram are depicted on the reverse of the coin. Designed by Haroutiun Samuelian. Minted in the Mint of Austria.
6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro' Jose Ramirez, Spain
Look at these images: is a Bi-metallic 2 Fantasy Euro dated 2007 from Ireland (Eire). The Bi-metallic conmemorates the Treaty of Rome.
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro' Jose Ramirez, Spain
Look at these images, five Bi-metallic 2 Fantasy Euro's with common reverse. There are one Bi-metallic from each german mint
8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

Neither Petroglyph nor Bioglyph seems to satisfy the definition of art work using stones to outline a figure. A "mosaic" of sorts may be a better description of what is to be found on a Bi-metallic coin. What may be seen is the design of a hummingbird or colibri. This actual, real-life artwork may be seen as a very large image (over 100 meters long) on the desert of which country?
a. Peru
b. Australia
c. Saudi Arabia
d. Mexico
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #649
The Bi-metallic Mexican States 100 Pesos dated from 2003 to 2005 show States Coat of Arms. Which of the following includes the image of a shark?
a. Quintana Roo
b. San Luis Potosí
c. Sinaloa
d. Sonora
The correct answer for Quiz #640 is d Sonora. 
Note: Some references describe this as a Tuna, but the image on the coin is definitely not tuna-like.

WBCC Quiz Game Prize
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded for the correct answer. If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. The #648 Quiz Game winner is Gabor Toth WBCC member #80. There were 10 players in this game.

Note:  Information provided by WBCC member Hans Bucek related to Quiz Question #648;
"There is much more symbolism hidden in that flag. The flag itself symbolizes Austria from east to west. The eastern part of Austria, Niederoesterreich or Lower Austria has 5 eagles in its coat of arms; the western part Vorarlberg has the Duke of Montfort's coat of arms. If you turn the coin round, you see at 12 o'clock above the "50" the coat of arms of Vienna, to the left (or west) the one of Vorarlberg and at right (east) the one of Lower Austria - with the 5 eagles. So Heinrich I's flag is a combination of east and west. The 3 ribbons of Heinrich's flag are the 3 tassels of the house of Montfort."
9. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* Germany 10 year specimen 2 Euro from issuing cities
* Ireland 2007 Treaty of Rome specimen 2 euro
* Germany 2010 - 2012 2 Euro designs
* Finland 2009 2 Euro

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club


The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first Worldwide Collectors Club using the Internet.
Goal of the WBCC is exchange Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics

WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia,
WBCC Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell,
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA,
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA,
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands,
WBCC Website:
WBCC Web-Log:

The WBCC will attend the following future International events:

* The World Money Fair, February 6 to 8, 2009 in Berlin, Germany
* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, Saterday June 13, 2009, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 6th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, December 13, 2009, Herentals Belgium,

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